Dramatically increase the value of your business

Strategic growth plans that set your path for success anticipating a sale or ownership transition in the future.


Get More Control of Your Time







Create Transition Options

Solving common frustrations

  • People:  it's tough to get employees to care as much as you do

  • Time:     you never have enough, and you'd like to decide how to spend it

  • Money:  not getting paid fairly for the effort you put into your business

3 Step System to help you grow a valuable business

1- The Value Builder Score 13-minute survey and initial report on the current state of your business.


2- Value Builder Assessment strategy session to review the results of your Value Builder Score and how to improve your business.

3- The Value Builder Engagement - Monthly advisement on improvements to increase your company value and better position for a premium offer when you are ready to sell.  

Commitment to success

We help owners increase business value anticipating a sale or ownership transition in the future


Our system combines strategic planning, succession planning, executive advisory, and The Value Builder - a proven methodology used by thousands of companies to increase the value of your company by 70% or more.

Hi I'm Laurie. I'm committed to making you successful. That means sharing what I’ve learned during my career as a CEO (with an exit), Adjunct Professor, Board Member, and Go-to-Market executive at small to mid-market companies.


My role is part mentor, part sherpa.


I help you through transitions so that you're happy in your next.


Here's a short video to learn more about me.

Laurie Barkman
CEO SmallDotBig
Strategic Growth Advisor

Let's discuss what we can do for you.

FREE Strategic Planning Template 

  • Build your plan from vision to action.

  • Excel template is yours to customize.

  • Hold yourself and your team accountable.

  • Automatically generates a "plan on a page."

  • Used by companies small to big to get results.

SmallDotBig is a strategic advisory firm for owners of small to mid-size companies. Our mission is to dramatically increase the value of your business anticipating a sale or ownership transition in the future. We help you get more freedom over your time and more happiness in your personal life. Our process combines Value Building, Executive Coaching, and Strategic Planning. Want a business and personal roadmap to achieve your dreams?  Reach out today. 

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